Saturday, September 27, 2014

I applied for a management position within my department a couple of months ago. I learned this week that I did not get it. While I was qualified, the other two candidates were as well. Perhaps even more so as my management experience dates 20 years ago.

So...I wasn't terribly surprised that I didn't get it. But I was disappointed. Not because I didn't get it....but because when I asked if I would be considered for another management position that will open up in a couple of weeks, there was no warm/fuzzy feedback. Rather, I was told that if an internal person with recent management experience applied, that would weigh in more for the consideration. Despite the fact that I have over 15 years of transplant nursing experience.

Needless to say....with that kind of feedback, I don't feel like putting myself through the whole "Hiring For Excellence" experience again. It is grueling and your every move is watched during the hiring process. I do plan to talk to my immediate supervisor about some leadership activities/roles that I could assume. So...we'll see.

Meanwhile....I will be 100% supportive of the new manager (who will be my direct supervisor), continue to be a team player, and provide optimal care to my patients who count on me.

No pity here....just stating that while I wasn't surprised, I was disappointed. But strong enough to carry on. Thanks for listening!
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    So sorry for the disappointment but I commend you on such a great attitude. Perhaps something better will come along when you least expect it. emoticon
    2418 days ago
    Sorry things didn't work out as you had hoped. Keep your positive outlook.
    2419 days ago
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